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266985 scott grandstaff <scottg@s...> 2018‑11‑08 Re: Quote of the day
You dunk a piece of pipe into a pot of molten glass............

     swirl up a parison (a glob)

pull it out and blow a small bubble

  tool the bubble into a neck (as it spins on the arm of your chair)
with wet wooden tongs

  re-admit the end of the bubble back into the fire for a moment

blow a --bigger-- bubble

  drape a sliver of hot glass around the end of the neck you made

use dull wet shears to lop it off

carry off to the annealing lehr, (part of the furnace, off to the side, 
made to cool glass very slowly)
     by grace of a wet green stick

Chianti bottles since the 1500's

baskets come later

yours scott



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